Eddie Rabbitt

rabbitt1November 27, 1941 – May 7, 1998

Rumor has it, Eddie Rabbitt loved a rainy night. You could see it in his eyes. Yes, he loved a rainy night. Well, it made him high. That’s just a rumor, though.

Eddie was a country singer/songwriter who successfully crossed over to the pop charts in the late 1970’s and ’80’s. His hits like “I Love A Rainy Night,” “Drivin’ My Life Away” and “You and I” (duet with Crystal Gayle) chewed up the Billboard charts. He also recorded the title song from the AWESOME Clint Eastwood orangutan-caper film, Every Which Way But Loose. Before then, Rabbitt was known mostly as a writer whose songs were sung by folks like Elvis Presley and Ronnie Milsap. And, as a complete non-sequitur, he was not a fan of the rap music. Eddie contracted lung cancer in 1997 and died of it the next year. He continued to record and release music up until the end.

And, while it did rain in Nashville on May 7, 1998, I’m not sure whether or not it did that night.


Calvary Cemetery – Nashville, TN

Specific Location

Section 15; Enter the cemetery and stay to the right, take the first left past the maintenance shed and stop just past the first road on your left, about 8 rows up the hill to your left you’ll see the Rabbitt family marker (a cross), Eddie is buried one row in front of it.



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